Ten fun facts about Sheldon Glashow


Fact 1
Sheldon Glashow was born on December 5, 1932 in the northern tip of Manhattan in New York City.

Fact 2
From 1958 to 1960, Glashow worked at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen were he discovered the structure of the electroweak theory.

Fact 3
He became a professor at the University of California at Berkeley in 1961 before moving to Harvard in 1967.


Fact 4
Sheldon Glashow is renowned for his efforts in forming the electroweak theory and is a notable skeptic of the Superstrung theory.

Fact 5
Sheldon Glashow was instrumental in helping to develop important theories for electromagnetic and nuclear particle interaction that affected subsequent research on quarks and leptons.

Fact 6
In 1979 Glashow shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Abdus Salam and Steven Weinberg.

Fact 7
He was known for his work which led to the prediction of neutral currents, charmed particles and intermediate vector bosons all of which were subsequently discovered by experiments.

Fact 8
Glashow is the author of around 300 research papers ad three books, “The charm of Physics”, “Interactions” and “From Alchemy to Quarks.”

Fact 9
As of 2013, the 80 year old scientist works as the Metcalf Professor of mathematics and Physics at Boston University.

Fact 10
A long description of Glashow’s role is provided in The Second Creation Makers of the revolution in Twentieth Century Physics by Robert P. Crease and Charles C. Mann (1986).


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Short about Sheldon Glashow
Was an American theoretical physicist who made an important contribution to the unification of elementary particles and forces.